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What's better than 1 shiny?

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Four shinies in one! Oricorio is gonna take us through Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon. Serving up a cool synergy with Ribombee. Go Alolan!

Pokémon Sun & Pokémon Moon Wash-up

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This weekend, it'll be Adios Alola and Alola to, errrr, Alola as we leave Pokémon Sun and Moon to start the adventure once again in Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon. We initially reviewed Sun & Moon back in December 2016 so in this cutting edge piece of investigative journalism we interview the writing team behind award winning gaming blog That Guy's a Maniac to see what impression the game will leave a year later and some hopes for the new games out this week.
How many hours did you clock?  Cunzy1 1: So I ended up clocking nearly 330 hours on Moon, it's only Sapphire on the GBA and Y that I think I've played for longer.

Richie: A meager 250 hours on Sun, my lowest clock up of hours for any Pokémon game (X was over 1k hours!)
What did you like about Sun & Moon? CZY: I thought there was a lot to like about Sun & Moon and part of that tried and tested iterative design from the Pokémon Company brought and bettered a lot of good ideas from previous game…

Doki-Doki Nightmare fuel!

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Wow, just wow...




Doki-Doki Literature club is an amazing piece of work. A truly horrifying, 4th wall breaking,  experience, all wrapped up in a cutesy visual novel about school life.
And that is so true, the game really messes you around on several occasions, making you believe you are making choices but you are not and that terrifies you even more.
Warning *spoilers* ahoy!

After a certain event the game glitches the fuck out and send you in a weird spiral of messed up events as if something never happened...

You are then approached by an in game character who orchestrates a series of events to prove her love, and even after this confession the game still continues you down a path of truly fucked up madness.




Seriously, its free, play it! A whole new approach to gaming, more immersive than that time you had to change controller ports in metal gear.

Love and only Monika.

Richie X.




Miitopia

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It takes a rare kind of game to awaken us from near permanent retirement from TGAM blogging but Nintendo's new Masterpiece, Miitopia is such a game. Love 'em or hate 'em Miis have been around for eleven years now and they've certainly outlasted the Xbox avatars (have they? I've not checked. Which Xbox are we on now) and whatever those fugly things were on PlayStation.


We've had plenty of good times with Miis over the years, racing karts, fishing fish, golfing golfs as well as giving Nintendo personal information about preferences through Miitomo (is this still a thing?). Team TGAM loved Tomodachi Life even though there wasn't that much to do in it, we still spent a combined 298 hours and 28 minutes doing it. Miitopia is what Tomodachi Life should have been and frankly, should have been released in 2007 but it's here now.

The premise is simple, take the fairly standard JRPG trappings, job system, populate the world with your Miis for your main party and …

/AFK

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...Playing Fallout 4 solidly...


Please maintain your expectations of truly high quality bloggage from TGAM at a minimum level (or lower than normal).
Love and Vault Dwelling,
Richie X

Lego Marvel minus Xmen

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In between us talking fervently about Pokémon and recently the Neptunia series on a blog originally supposed to be about Resident Evil, we like to talk about Lego games.

We heart Lego games.

We were not huge fans of the last Avengers title, with its overly long levels and the painful audio which was lifted straight from the film.

And frankly left us pining for how great the previous Marvel game was, mostly due to it not having the silly Disney/Sony Split allowing X-Men to interact with the Avengers (its shit we live in a world where this happens).

So you can imagine how we felt watching the new trailer for Marvel Superheros 2! We had to push it down the leg of our trousers, and ask for someone to pass us a pillow...


...and one we finished off and had a little cry, we noticed from the trailer... No X-Men? No Deadpool, No Sony franchises?!??

I have a bad feeling about this.

Love and Lego DC vs Marvel,

Richie X

MegaNeptunia Series vs Overload-dimension: Part 3

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Ugh, yet another Neptunia game on my plate,

Megatagmension Blanc + Neptune vs zombies
This one is the direct follow up to Hyperdimension Neptunia U: Action unleashed, which I gushed about over here.

And in-line with all that is crazy with the Neptunia Series, I will give you a brief overview of the plot.

This time "for some reason" the goddesses are highschool students.

That reason being, schoolgirl outfits I'm sure... And in this school, there is a film club. In previous games Blanc has always been pegged with the trope of being a reader and being a creative writer. So, this outing, which is accredited to her, she is the film club "writer" and she narrates the "story" but this is not all, the film club is doing an amateur film about Zombies, at the same time as there is an actual Zombie outbreak at their school.

So, the anime-girl-anthropomorphised console wars have done a spin off game where they are high school students, who are making a zombie film…

MegaNeptunia Series vs Overload-dimension: Part 2

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Yo!
Following on from my other post about how there are far too many Neptune Series games in my life. Today we have: 
Superdimension Neptune VS Sega Hard Girls
This one exists to dominate my mobile gaming gaming urges, on the Vita. Yup while everyone is playing with their Switch's on their commutes. I'm happy to just sit down in a train full of passengers, pull it out and start playing with it...



...Anyways, yeah this one is a weird one and it took me a while a while to get my head around its premise...

Right so you are aware that (more or less) the goddesses are anthropomorphised (albeit as Anime girls) representations of the console wars:

Left to Right: Blanc (Nintendo), Neptune (Sega), Vert (Xbox), Noire (Sony)
In superdimension they have also included a crossover with the "Sega Hard Girls" which, to make things more confusing, are representations of all Sega Hardware (geddit? Hardware/Hardgirls)
Left to Right: Dreamcast, Saturn, Mega Drive, Game Gear
Confusing beca…

Team Kirby Clash Deluxe

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For those of us bored to tears by the prospect of VR (hey remember 3D TVs everyone? #GameChanger) and not interested in the two and a half games currently out on the Nintendo Switch at the moment, it is with some surprise that Ninty seems to be actively keeping the 3DS going for a it longer now.

With the Nintendo Switch supposedly covering both mobile and living room play because, you know, people love to play video games on the go. When did you last see someone playing a handheld in public? Seriously? Think about it? I haven't had a StreetPass for 4 years now let alone seen a Vita in the wild. Nobody plays games on the go. Not in the UK anyway. It's just an advert to get mugged.

Anyway, with the Switch now out, we'd assumed that the 3DS like the Wii, Wii-U and Gamecube before it, would have been instantly given a handful of ketamine and put on a life support drip with nothing but a few years of being pumped full of shovelware to con parents with before officially being di…

MegaNeptunia Series vs Overload-dimension: Part 1

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We have previously discussed that the world needs more Neptunia!

But right now I am inundated with megadimensions, hyperdimensions and the like… I am concurrently playing 3 different Neptunia genre games, the first of which:


Hyperdevotion Noire: Goddess Black Heart
Neptunia spin off, rather contentiously replacing Nep as the protagonist and putting the Fan favourite Tsundere, Noire as the main attraction. Not a conventional Nep RPG game, this one has stepped into the foray as a Tactical turn-based strategy RPG, And redesigning all the characters as Chibi versions of themselves.


And Just for your reference is a little before and after:
Noire normal model: posing and shooting from Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth1 posing from the reloaded first dungeon, featuring pink ribbons in her hair with a Giant Dogoo in the background. 
Noire Chibi model: seen performing special Move on Neptune here, beautiful metaphor for Noire smashing in here as the "Protagonist"
The game takes a weird a…

Lakeview Cabin collection

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Hey guys!

Do you want a game that makes you feel:

NostalgicScaredInadequate Then Lakeview cabin collection is for you!


Lake view Cabin collection is a fun re-release of an older browser game. It is entirely 2D and with little pixel-arty graphics. 
It's very simple, straightforward controls and wandering about just allows you to discover fun little Easter eggs in the game, picking up and throwing backpacks makes items fall out, falling off high platforms causes your character to lose a leg, which you can then use as a weapon, there is even pixel orgies to set up!
But it doesn't end there in your little world of pounding pixelized six packs and hitting pixelized bongs (which make the screen/controls all jankey) there are terrifying copyright infringing bad guys determined to come hunt you down and turn your characters in to gory piles of pixelized flesh, bone and sinew. In order to defeat/run away from these guys you are given the task of setting up traps and collecting weapons i…

One Piece Pirate Warriors 3: A game I have played

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So I jumped straight in at number 3 in this series, mainly because that is all Steam has, missing out on 1 and 2, though I doubt i have missed any complex plot devices.

This game is a re-skinned version of dynasty warriors, with one piece characters. and is a fine example of the sum of the parts being greater than the whole. Its really great to play the faithfully recreated One Piece characters in little skirmishes which loosely follows the plot of the extremely long running anime. And on top of that some fun RPG elements to level up and fiddle with the stats of the characters, and the perverse pleasure of the free mode allowing you to use any characters in any of the any of the story events.

There is a nice rating system at the end to which I am ever so proud to have spelled out the word "Ass"



Also: Boobies!!


Love and what more do you need from a game?

Richie X

A guide to making Pokémon more Boring

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Dear God Richie, where have you been?

 - Yeah it's been ages since I posted but I can definitely say that a "significant percentage of my time has been spent on SoSing"

What is SoSing?, you ask fervently, surely something capable of taking up a "significant percentage of your time" must be amazing?

Well in in short, it is the means by where to find certain types of Pokémon and capture them with higher stats, or if you are luckier find them in a different colour (shiny).

Since completing Sun/Moon I jumped straight into this, forget actual end game stuff like battle tree, I want to catch me some shinys! I accidentally started SoSing happening upon a magicarp, and thinking to myself, why not, everyone else has a cheaty "free" Red Gyrados I'll aim to get  this one done for realsies, with a gold magicarp and all:


Job done! All it took was setting up a "chain" where by you set up the circumstances where by a Pokémon will call a friend to it…